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A five-man team of professionals undertake a daring robbery at a diamond mine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Harry Webb
Peter Fonda ... Mike Bradley
Hugh O'Brian ... John Lewis
Christopher Lee ... Maj. Chilton
O.J. Simpson ... 'Bopper' Alexander
Maud Adams ... Clare Chambers
Ian Yule ... Edward Woods
Michael Mayer Michael Mayer ... Paul Adams
Victor Melleney Victor Melleney ... Ian Nelson
Richard Loring Richard Loring ... Roberts
Stuart Brown Stuart Brown ... Chambers
Marina Christelis Marina Christelis ... Danielle
Frank Shelley Frank Shelley ... Pop Keller
Peter van Dissel Peter van Dissel ... Rick (as Peter van Dissell)
Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje ... Franklyn
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Storyline

Head of company security, Harry Webb, fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl, daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission - to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercanaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercanaries in the process of penetrating the mine. Bradley reveals himself to be Father Christmas, the organiser of the entire operation. With Webb in pursuit, Bradley flees into the desert with the only other survivors - ... Written by Leigh Thomas

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diamond | security | desert | heist | vault | See All (13) »

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They were professionals who killed for hire. But the man who hunted them killed for pleasure!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Ireland | Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diamond Mercenaries See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members appeared in James Bond movies. Telly Savalas was Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Sir Christopher Lee was Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Maud Adams appeared in three Bond movies as three different characters: as Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), as the title character in Octopussy (1983), and appeared uncredited in A View to a Kill (1985). See more »

Goofs

In the final part of the movie, just after Mike, Lewis and Clare decide to lay low on the ridge where they will have the stand-off, the movie cuts to a scene showing Webb arriving in his Jeep. In the second angle of this scene, a stunt driver wearing a poorly fitted bald cap is clearly visible driving the Jeep. See more »

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I Will Love You Till I Die
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It's old-fashioned 70s action with lots of intrigue.
11 November 1998 | by emmSee all my reviews

KILLER FORCE is one of the many action movies of the 70s on a "bad guy" perspective and a low budget, with a sand dune setting and lots of funky disco which made these great. It stands out best for its intrigue. Don't expect much from top-billed Telly Savalas (who rips the dress off of Maud Adams!), but do follow Peter Fonda's point of view as he joins an army of force attempting to rob the valuables from a diamond mine. This is a chance to see O.J. Simpson in his glory days as one of the heist members going out to seize an electric fuse, a plot that leads the men into the facility. The action sequences look mild but they remain exciting to this day as with other Italian-made productions. Try not to think but understand that KILLER FORCE was made on European soil with an American cast (other than Christopher Lee) driving auto vehicles on the passenger side. Definitely worth a find if you crave for late-night intrigue. Nice color.


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